Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Opened in December 2010 in Doha’s Education City, the museum has a collection of more than 9,000 artworks from the Arab World and other regions that are historically and geographically connected to the Arab Peninsula such as Iran, Turkey and India. Mathaf hosts modern art exhibits and programmes offering an Arab perspective on contemporary art, spanning the 1840’s to the present day. It is one of the largest collections of Arab-produced paintings and sculptures in the world. Initial works were donated to the public institution by the Qatari collector Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani.

The permanent collection exhibition occupies seven galleries in the upper floor, while five galleries are dedicated to temporary exhibitions which present internationally acclaimed modern and contemporary artists, such as Paul Guiragossian, Etel Adnan, Hassan Sharif or Ismail Fattah…

Mathaf former collection covers multiple themes such as the rise of nation states; colonial struggles and post-independence projects of reconstruction; the development and influence of the oil industry…
The institution is considered to be among the most important cultural attractions in the country.

http://www.mathaf.org.qa/en/